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China’s Getting Into the Love Hotel Business, Which Means Attitudes About Sex Are Changing

The quickly adapting acceptance of sexual expression and freedom has revealed itself in China’s love hotels, a similar but less kinky version of their Japanese counterparts.

Bronwyn Isaac | April 26, 2016 - 2:58 pm

Scientists Have Created Artificial Skin That Sweats And Grows Hair

Sick of your boring old natural human skin? Well now you don’t have to have that stupid biological stuff anymore because researchers from RIKEN University and Tokyo University in Japan…

Katrin Higher | April 2, 2016 - 9:30 am

This Man Planted His Blind Wife A Garden So She Could Smell The Flowers

What a rare example of love in action.

Bronwyn Isaac | February 18, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Japan Finally Has Some Rules For Human Pyramids In Schools

Even at five tiers, safety still seems like a tall order here.

Lauren Vinopal | February 9, 2016 - 3:30 pm

This Ad For Translation Device Ili Is Also An Ad For Sexual Harassment

“I’m going to try and kiss girls I’ve never met before using this translation device, ili.”

Megan Reynolds | January 11, 2016 - 6:45 pm

Will These Child Sex Dolls Keep Pedophiles At Bay?

This is one way of looking at it.

Megan Reynolds | January 11, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Group Of Single Men Called ‘Losers With Women’ Stage Rally Against Christmas

In Tokyo, some Anti-Christmas protesters calling themselves “Losers with Women” thought it was a worthy cause enough to march through a busy shopping district in Tokyo on Saturday, bashing the…

Katrin Higher | December 20, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Why Would You Pay Money To Smell Like A Cat?

Generally, this is something to avoid, no?

Megan Reynolds | December 15, 2015 - 10:00 am

Japan Now Sells The Kraft Singles Of Chocolate

Have you ever been in the middle of making a sandwich and stopped to think, “Wow, what this really needs is some thinly sliced chocolate?”

Bronwyn Isaac | December 9, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Brilliant Tokyo-Based Company Sends Cute Guys To Cuddle You

Have you ever found yourself awake at night wishing a verified cutie would cuddle you to sleep and listen to all your problems?

Bronwyn Isaac | November 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

Turns Out, New Yorkers Don’t Love Commuting On Subways Decorated With Nazi Insignias

Earlier this week, commuters on the Shuttle train between Times Square and Grand Central in Manhattan were stunned to discover subway cars plastered with symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 24, 2015 - 2:45 pm

‘My Little Pony’ Themed Restaurant Opens In Japan

If you needed a reason to movie to Japan, here is one among so many others. A new cafe has opened up that is 100% My Little Pony themed but…

Katrin Higher | October 17, 2015 - 11:00 am

Greece And Japan See Strides For Women

Today in international good news for women: Greece has sworn in its first female prime minister, and Japan is requiring businesses to set goals to hire more female executives.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

Watch: Japan’s Incredible Variety of Kit Kat Flavors

Warning: If you are PMSing, do not watch this unless you are ready to impulsively buy a plane ticket to Tokyo like I almost did for the sole purpose of…

Katrin Higher | August 23, 2015 - 3:30 pm

A Japanese Cat Stationmaster Becomes A Goddess During Her Funeral

All hail our cat goddess!

Japanese cat idol, Tama, was a stationmaster cat (natch) who attracted tourists and became world-famous, contributing to the rejuvenation of the struggling railway…

Katrin Higher | June 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm

This Cat Island Is Maybe What Nightmares Are Made Of

Cats on cats on cats.

Megan Reynolds | March 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Japan Builds Robot Bears To Care For The Elderly

File this under “things the elderly get that I want now in my 30s.” The “Robear” designed by Japanese robotics company RIKEN is primarily designed to lift elderly patients out…

Katrin Higher | March 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

Watch The Clouds Move Above Tokyo In This Awesome Timelapse Video

This gorgeous timelapse video of the clouds over Tokyo will make you want to drop everything and hop on a flight to Japan. Filmmaker Darwinfish105 put the short together over the…

Claire Hannum | September 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Everything You Need To Know About Growing Your Breasts By Rubbing Them With Raw Vegetables

When I was a girl, if you wanted to grow bigger breasts you either did those exercises Judy Blume wrote about in Are You There, God? It’s Me,

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Nerd Girl Porn: 8 Sexy “Sausage Bread Boys” To Sink Your Teeth Into

From Bagelheads to period blood chocolate, Japan really knows how to start a trend. The latest Japanese trend you can really sink your teeth into is the rise of the…

The Frisky | April 3, 2014 - 10:00 am
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